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Michael Pace
    • Michael Pace

    • Partner - Head of Personal Injury & Road Traffic Law
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The mobile phone laws explained

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Tough New Penalties are a Cause for Concern Quite rightly the police and the media have been highlighting the tough new penalties for using a mobile device while driving or riding a motor vehicle. ...

Seasonal Advice to Drivers

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Nottinghamshire Police and Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership have both recently launched their Christmas drink-drive campaigns warning drivers that they will do more spot checks to catch those driving under the influence of drugs and...

Whiplash Review Leads to More False Promises

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Here we go again! Another false promise by the insurance industry to reduce motor premiums if the government either bans whiplash claims or raises the small claims limit, thereby stopping them having to contribute to the injured person's legal fees. ...

Andrew & Co Expands in Newark

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Andrew & Co Solicitors has opened the doors to its new office on London Road in Newark and revealed a whole new look! The firm, which has been established since 1832, has moved to bigger premises in the town and undergone a rebrand to better reflect its...

Should I Name the Driver?

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Over the years people have tried all sorts of different ways to avoid having to name themselves as the driver of a vehicle at the time of a motoring offence – usually speeding – and there has been a number of high-profile cases. Sometimes this...

Stop in the Name of the Law!

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Just lately I have represented a number of people who, having been involved in an accident, have failed to comply with the law and have found themselves prosecuted for failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident and careless driving. ...

Businesses Urged to Take Workplace Safety More Seriously

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The Health and Safety Executive has issued an appeal to employers in the East Midlands to strive towards making the workplace safer. They quote their own statistics showing that in the year 2013/14 there were 1,552 injuries reported in Nottinghamshire...

New Drug Driving Law to Come into Force

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The anti-drink drive laws came into being in the early 1970s while I was a member of the Nottinghamshire Constabulary. In those early days we used what looked like test tubes filled with crystals which changed colour if mixed with breath containing alcohol....

Compensation Worth Nearly Half a Million Pounds Secured for Clients

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Over the past couple of weeks Andrew & Co has secured almost half a million pounds (£431,000) worth of compensation on behalf of five clients who had been injured in accidents which weren’t their fault. The settlements had varying degrees of...

Act Now To Protect Your Compensation

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From 1st April 2013, the Government are changing the law on how a claim is made and who has to pay your solicitors bill, in favour of the Insurance Industry. If you have suffered an accident and been injured or, have been diagnosed with an illness caused by...

Is your driving licence photo out of date?

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The plastic part of the two part driving licence has a photograph upon it. To the right of the photo at no. 4b is a date. This is the date when the photograph expires. That is all it is. Some police forces have interpreted this date as if the licence...